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3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh provided by Highland Experience Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Tour the beaches, lakes, and historical monuments of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Edinburgh, which offers more time to explore the highlights. See Loch Lomond, Glencoe, and the tip of Ben Nevis; and soak in the scenery and sights of Skye, along with a tasting of Scotch whisky. Plus, choose to take an optional Loch Ness cruise and Culloden Battlefield tour.
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
14 stops
Day 1
On our journey of discovery
Day 2
Exploring Skye
Day 3
Monster hunting
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Highlights
  • 3-day Highlands tour with stops at Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Loch Lomond
  • Comfortable round-trip transport from Edinburgh, with accommodation included
  • Full day on Isle of Skye: See the island's highlights at a relaxed pace
  • Customize the tour to suit your budget with a choice of accommodations
What to Expect
Day 1: Edinburgh to Isle of Skye Your tour begins with pickup from central Edinburgh by coach and a leisurely drive to the Isle of Skye, discovering Scottish Highlands sights along the way. The first stop is Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, where you explore lakeside villages. Continue north, to Glencoe, where you walk and admire the area’s rugged mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. Next, break for lunch (own expense) in Fort William, with views of Ben Nevis, UK’s highest mountain. Finally, travel to Isle of Skye, stopping at Eilean Donan Castle (interior visit at own expense). After crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye, check into your accommodation (depending on type selected) and enjoy free time. Day 2: Isle of Skye After a hotel breakfast, embark on a full-day tour of Isle of Skye, covering all of its most popular landmarks and attractions. Journey along the coast, admire natural wonders such as Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr, and enjoy free time for shopping, sightseeing, and lunch (own expense) in the port town of Portree. In the afternoon, sample traditional Scotch whisky at a historic distillery. Return to your accommodation to enjoy the evening at your leisure. Day 3: Isle of Skye to Edinburgh After breakfast at your hotel, you head back to Edinburgh, taking a different route that winds through the wild landscapes of the Scottish Highlands to Loch Ness. Hear the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, and opt for a lake cruise (own expense). If you wish, visit the Loch Ness Visitor Center or Urquhart Castle (entrance fees not included). Next is Culloden Battlefield, the site of one of the region’s most important battles. If you choose to take a tour (own expense), you explore the battlefield and learn more about Scotland’s clans at the visitor center. Make a final stop in the rural town of Pitlochry, before heading to Edinburgh, where you are returned to the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation, as per selected
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Jacobite Cruises
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 3 years old
  • Luggage restriction: 1 suitcase 55x40x20cm - 15 kg & 1 backpack/handbag per person
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Lia wrote a review 9 Aug
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This year we decided to do something different on our holiday. We switched the Spanish beaches for the beautiful Scottish landscape. We had mostly good weather and meet wonderful people. Booking the 3 day tour with Hearth of Scotland was the highlight of our trip. I would like
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Andrea wrote a review Mar 2020
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I took the trip with a friend in July 2019. I loved the experience! Our guide John made the trip interesting and filled it with stories. Sola, our driver, was also very helpful and knowledgeable in Scottish history. The weather played on our side so we were very fortunate. It's
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Date of experience: July 2019
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JannaiMcC wrote a review Jan 2020
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Fergie was the best tour guide we could have had - a true blue Scot who knows his stuff! The history and stories whilst traveling were unrivaled and the places we got to see were breathtaking. The accommodation arranged for us was top-notch, the buses were comfortable and the
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Response from ExperienceTeam, Front Office Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Hi there, Thank you for your lovely comments about your tour with Fergie! I'm so glad to hear that you think Scotland is as great as we do. We would love to welcome you back on another tour one day! Kind Regards, Kirsty
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jhrack wrote a review Dec 2019
Coonamble, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
This tour was such an amazing experience! Each day was filled with 10/10 destinations and our tour guide Steven had so much knowledge about Scotland and its history. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in exploring Scotland’s highlands.
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Response from ExperienceTeam, Public Relations Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 26 Dec 2019
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review the tour. I'm so glad to hear that you had a fantastic time on your tour with Steven - I'll be sure to pass on your lovely comments! Kind Regards, Laurine
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VANDANA M wrote a review Dec 2019
Chandigarh, India2 contributions
It was a great experience. We saw beautiful and historical places which were surreal. Our tour operator Nick was extremely helpful and interesting. He constantly gave us interesting bits of information throughout our journey, from right when we started from Edinburgh to the
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from ExperienceTeam, Front Office Manager at 3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 7 Dec 2019
Hi there, It sounds like you had a great time on your tour with Nick, we're glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We would love to welcome you back on another of our tours! Kind Regards, Kirsty
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j0_Kar1
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Stunning
Was a wonderful trip. Michael provided commentary and mixed in music based off of the location to make it a fun tri
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sushkataria225
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Excellent day trip
I did this tour provided by Grayline. Loved it !! This 12 hr day trip made my visit to Edinburgh even more memora
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C934117
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very disappointing
Our driver, John was a most pleasant fellow, and seemed to be very sorry for the several deficiencies throughout th
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Robert M
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Hidden Gem
I'd heard about this place so often and when I finally got there was absolutely amazed at the stonework outside but
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BubbleB2018
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Great time on tour!
I've been on 3 different tours with this company and would highly recommend traveling with them if you want to see
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gregreuv
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Fantastic day in the Scottish Highlands
Our guide John S was great, kept everyone smiling and was very informative with his story telling. This was the hig
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malcolmb334
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John S magical tour
We have had a brilliant day trip out led by John S. The scenery was spectacular and John's informative 5 star histo
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568coreys
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Excellent guide and great locations
The guide for our tour was very friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting. He told a good mix of history together wi
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568coreys
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Mediocre Itinerary
The itinerary of this tour needs to be seriously reworked. It's inevitable that a trip to the Highlands from Edinbu
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helenerup
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1 day trip to loch ness
On Friday the 13th I took the one day trip to Loch Ness.. beautiful day, fantastic ride and Stevie P was a great to
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irinal314
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Lovely!
We had a great time on our trip around Scotland, i definitely recommend this trip. It takes quite long (we are tra
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melmacedot
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Magical day!
This tpuor was really great! Mark was out tour guide and he has a lot of knowledge and cool information to share. U
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fyockm
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Very disappointed
Let me start by saying that my family has been traveling for the past 8 months, throughout Europe and the UK. We've
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erinsheilasamuel
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Loch Ness, Glen Coe & the Highlands the BEST 1 DAY TOUR
We were picked up on the Royal Mile by Nero’s cafe. Don’t be late! Bus leaves 8 am sharp but it was good they send
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nguyen234115
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Book tour in July 2020
Is there any way to add the Callanish standing Stones and fairy pool and fairy glen to tour. Very good tour
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